Spanning three decades of love, betrayal, decadence, revenge, and ultimately murder, we see what a name means, what it's worth, and how far a family will go for control.
House of Gucci is inspired by the shocking true story of the family empire behind the Italian fashion house of Gucci. Spanning three decades of love, betrayal, decadence, revenge, and ultimately murder, we see what a name means, what it's worth, and how far a family will go for control.
Directed by Ridley Scott
Starring Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Jared Leto, Al Pacino
Yusuke Kafuku, a stage actor and director, still unable, after two years, to cope with the loss of his beloved wife, accepts to direct Uncle Vanja at a theatre festival in Hiroshima. There he meets Misaki, an introverted young woman, appointed to drive his car. In between rides, secrets from the past and heartfelt confessions will be unveiled.
"An engrossing and exalting experience" Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
8-year-old Nelly has just lost her beloved grandmother and is helping her parents clean out her mother’s childhood home. She explores the house and the surrounding woods where her mum, Marion, used to play and built the treehouse she’s heard so much about. One day her mother abruptly leaves. That’s when Nelly meets a girl her own age in the woods building a treehouse. Her name is Marion.
Directed by Céline Sciamma
"What a superb movie - a jewel of this year's Berlin film festival."
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
Charismatic rancher Phil Burbank (Benedict Cumberbatch) inspires fear and awe in those around him. When his brother brings home a new wife and her son, Phil torments them until he finds himself exposed to the possibility of love.
Brought to life by a stellar ensemble led by BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH, THE POWER OF THE DOG reaffirms writer-director JANE CAMPION as one of her generation's finest filmmakers.
"The Power of the Dog" sticks its teeth into you so fast and furtively that you may not feel the sting on your skin until after the credits roll, but the delayed bite of the film's ending doesn't stop it from leaving behind a well-earned scar." David Ehrlich, indieWire
TweetFest Film Festival, now in its 7th year, continues to showcase brilliant upcoming British talent while at the same time giving the filmmakers access to an exceptional VIP jury of professionals in the industry who judge the finalists’ work.
The festival aims to help filmmakers create long futures in the industry, as well as championing women in film with the introduction of an F-Rated night in 2018 dedicated to female short films (director, writer, crew female-heavy, female-centric films etc).
Every year they screen an eclectic mix of shorts that really highlight the who's who in the UK filmmaking arena, and their gala is all about sharing the In Competition shorts chosen from the long list of Official Selections.
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“It was dangerous to be who we were in those days.” Set in 1980s post-punk London, rabble-rousing documentary Rebel Dykes tells the unheard story of a community of dykes, how they met and collaborated around art, music, politics and sex, and how they went on to change their world.
Directed by Harri Shanahan and Siân A. Williams, and produced by Riot Productions’ Siobhan Fahey, it follows a tight-knit group of friends who met at Greenham Common peace camp and created an anarchic lesbian power set of artists, performers, musicians and activists in London. Fast-paced, sex-positive and lovingly crafted, it’s an invaluable document of queer history depicting the exhilarating meeting point between punk and LGBTQ activism.
“fast-paced look at the meeting point between punk and LGBT+ activism”
“delightfully sex-positive, richly detailed, and lovingly-crafted”
Johnny (Joaquin Phoenix) and his young nephew (Woody Norman) forge a tenuous but transformational relationship when they are unexpectedly thrown together in this delicate and deeply moving story about the connections between adults and children, the past and the future, from writer-director Mike Mills.
"With two beautiful performances by Joaquin Phoenix and newcomer Woody Norman, the film still tugs at your heartstrings through a tender, well-intentioned portrait of parenting and getting by." Film Inquiry
In Japan, a man (Masao Inoue) takes a job as a janitor at a mental asylum in order to be near his wife (Yoshie Nakagawa). Although his wife suffers genuine mental anguish, the man believes he can rescue her -- but his attempt to break her out one night backfires when she panics. After she returns to her room, the husband again makes plans to try to take her out, only to be interrupted in the attempt by a doctor and several attendants, whom he attacks and believes he has killed.
"A masterpiece of Japanese avant-garde silent cinema." Silent London
A PAGE OF MADNESS will be screened with a live soundtrack.
We are delighted to welcome back to The Arthouse, Sam Enthoven and Arkadiusz Potyka who bring electronic sound to silent cinema. Ark plays bass and other noise machines; Sam plays found sounds and a unique Russian instrument from the dawn of electronic music – the theremin. From minimal elements (and no laptops) they conjure up a richly atmospheric soundworld, helping audiences find new life and meaning in some of the world’s finest old films.
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In his thoughtful new documentary, the director Mark Cousins (Women Make Film, The Story of Film) takes the legendary Oscar-winning producer Jeremy Thomas (The Last Emperor, The Dreamers) as his subject, accompanying Thomas on his annual road trip to the Cannes Film Festival. Over the course of their leisurely journey through the French countryside, the pair discuss the groundbreaking producer’s long-time collaborators, his preference for passionate cinema and much more.
The Storms Of Jeremy Thomas is a fascinating portrait of an unsung hero. As we’ve come to expect from Cousins, it’s not a conventional documentary. Along with interviews from Tilda Swinton and Debra Winger, using Thomas’ films as inspiration he’s able to get under his skin. It’s a bold and brilliant choice which ensures The Storms of Jeremy Thomas is both more and less than you’d expect.
Directed by Academy Award® winner STEVEN SPIELBERG, from a screenplay by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award® winner TONY KUSHNER, the classic storyline of WEST SIDE STORY remains the same in this 2021 version. It is a love story based on Romeo and Juliet, in which a forbidden romance blossoms between two people from rival gangs on the Upper West Side in New York City.
This reimagining of the beloved musical stars Ansel Elgort (Tony); Rachel Zegler (María); Ariana DeBose (Anita); David Alvarez (Bernardo); Mike Faist (Riff); Josh Andrés Rivera (Chino); Ana Isabelle (Rosalía); Corey Stoll (Lieutenant Schrank); Brian d’Arcy James (Officer Krupke); and Rita Moreno (as Valentina, who owns the corner store in which Tony works).
Get ready to revisit the Jets and the Sharks once more for all the rivalry and romance with a new Spielberg spin!
Alfred Kralik (James Stewart) and Klara Novak (Margaret Sullavan) are employees at Matuschek and Company, a general store in Budapest. Klara and Alfred are constantly at odds with each other, butting heads and disagreeing on almost everything. Both are enamored of their respective pen pals, who serve as welcome distractions in their lives. Little do they know, they are each the other's pen pal and, despite outward differences, have unwittingly fallen in love through their letters.
"Lubitsch demonstrates that romantic comedies, like popcorn, can be enjoyed salty as well as sweet." Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
An absorbing, funny and poignant look at life across the playing fields and terraces as seven people tell their life stories in and around the beautiful game.
Each of our subjects talks intimately to camera, unveiling their innermost hopes and fears and touching on themes central to us all: the fragility of our mental selves, the failings of our bodies, the complexities of our relationships and ambitions, and our need to connect.
Starring Emma Amos, Samuel Anderson, Siobhan Bevan, Brian Bovell, Stephen Boxer,
Candida Gubbins & Mark Hadfield.
"Sound stuff, engagingly performed…Cruttwell affords his players time and space to run a mile" The Guardian
We are delighted to welcome director, Greg Cruttwell along with Stephen Boxer, Candida Gubbins and Emma Amos for a post screening Q&A.
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Alone on a seaside vacation, Leda (OLIVIA COLMAN) becomes consumed with a young mother and daughter as she watches them on the beach. Unnerved by their compelling relationship, (and their raucous and menacing extended family), Leda is overwhelmed by her own memories of the terror, confusion and intensity of early motherhood. An impulsive act shocks Leda into the strange and ominous world of her own mind, where she is forced to face the unconventional choices she made as a young mother and their consequences.
Directed & Written by Maggie Gyllenhaal
Starring Olivia Colman, Jessie Buckley, Dakota Johnson, Ed Harris, Peter Sarsgaard, Dagmara Dominczyk & Paul Mescal.
"Buckley is terrific, her performance meshing so perfectly with Colman's that it's easy to see the older woman within the younger one, and vice-versa." Time Magazine
Frank Capra’s heart-warming masterpiece has been embraced as a cherished holiday tradition by families around the world! George Bailey (James Stewart) sets aside his dreams of world travel to run his father’s small community bank, and protect the people of Bedford Falls from greedy businessman Mr. Potter (Lionel Barrymore).
When a costly mistake pushes George to the brink of despair, a visit from a kindly angel (Henry Travers) will show George how the life of one good man can change the world forever.
Featuring: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell, Henry Travers
"It's a gem for any time of the year and, as such, a vital part of any film fan's collection." Empire Magazine
A young man with a bruised face is discovered in an airport. He says his name is Adrien Legrand, a child who disappeared 10 years ago. As he's finally reunited with his father, gruesome murders are piling up in the region.
Thrillingly provocative and original, Titane reaffirms writer-director Julia Ducournau's delightfully disturbing vision.
"The magic of "Titane" is also owed to the grace with which Ducournau threads the needle between clarity and madness, shock and recognition, throttle and clutch."
David Ehrlich, IndieWire
Filmed over two days, with each sequence shot in a single take, the film follows Andy Jones (Graham), a head chef at one of London's top restaurants as he rallies his team ahead of 'Magic Friday', the last before Christmas and the busiest night of the year.
Away from the kitchen, Andy is dealing with his own problems, from crippling debts to addiction struggles. But his imploding personal life is forced to take a backseat when the health and safety services unexpectedly show up for inspection, and a hard-to-please critic rocks up.
Directed by Philip Barantini
Starring Stephen Graham, Vinette Robinson, Alice Feetham, Hannah Walters, Ray Panthaki and Jason Flemyng.
"Probably the most stressful film since Uncut Gems." Flickering Myth
LICORICE PIZZA is the story of Alana Kane and Gary Valentine growing up, running around and falling in love in the San Fernando Valley, 1973. Written and Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, the film tracks the treacherous navigation of first love.
Paul Thomas Anderson's sunniest movie yet, this San Fernando Valley palimpsest is so buoyant and bubbly, it practically floats off the screen.
Philip De Semlyen, Time Out
Regarded as 'Britain’s greatest living playwright’ (Times),Tony and Academy Award-winner Tom Stoppard’s critically acclaimed new play Leopoldstadt is a passionate drama of love, family and endurance.
At the beginning of the 20th century, Leopoldstadt was the old, crowded Jewish quarter of Vienna, Austria. But Hermann Merz, a factory owner and baptised Jew now married to Catholic Gretl, has moved up in the world.
We follow his family’s story across half a century passing through the convulsions of war, revolution, impoverishment, annexation by Nazi Germany and the Holocaust. A company of 40 actors represent each generation of the family in this epic, but intimate play.
Filmed live on stage in London’s West End, ‘Tom Stoppard’s masterpiece is magnificent’ (Independent) and should not be missed.
Please note: The running time of Leopoldstadt is 140 minutes with no interval.
Set twelve years before the epic His Dark Materials trilogy, NT Live: The Book of Dust – La Belle Sauvage is a gripping adaptation that revisits Philip Pullman’s fantastical world – where waters are rising and storms are brewing.
Two young people and their dæmons, with everything at stake, find themselves at the centre of a terrifying manhunt. In their care is a tiny child called Lyra Belacqua, and in that child lies the fate of the future. And as the waters rise around them, powerful adversaries conspire for mastery of Dust: salvation to some, the source of infinite corruption to others.
Eighteen years after his ground breaking production of His Dark Materials at the National Theatre, director Nicholas Hytner returns to Pullman’s parallel universe. This performance of NT Live: The Book of Dust – La Belle Sauvage will be broadcast live from London’s Bridge Theatre.